Personnel
Instructor:  Shihomi
AraAksoy (Email: ) Doç Dr. Ibrahim Özkan 

Course Information
Schedule:  Mondays 9:0011:45, D9 

Office hours:  Mondays, Tuesdays 13:00 – 14:00 [with AraAksoy] Or by appointment. 
Course description /objective: 
The purpose of this course is to introduce the
important concepts of statistics, such as sampling, estimation, hypothesis
testing, regression analysis, and to introduce the foundations of time
series analysis and decision theory. Students are expected to learn the
methods of inferential statistics, the logics of hypothesis testing and
regression analysis, and the bases of time series analysis and decision
theory. The topics covered in this class will be the important building
blocks especially for the econometrics courses and the elective courses such
as time series analysis and decision theory that students will take in the
third and the fourth year. Make sure to understand each concept clearly. 
Texts

Paul Newbold, William Carlson and Betty Thorne, Statistics for Business and Economics, Seventh edition, Pearson Education, 2009.
Course Syllabus
Lecture Schedule
Week 
Contents 

Week 1(Feb.15) 
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Week 2(Feb.22) 

Week 3(Mar.1) 
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Week 4(Mar.8) 
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Week 5(Mar.15) 
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March 19 Friday 

Week 6(Mar.22) 
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Week 7(Mar.29) 

Week 8(Apr.5) 
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Week 9(Apr.12) 
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Week 10(Apr.19) 
Midterm Exam II :
Result

Week 11(Apr. 26) 
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Week 12(May 3) 
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Week 13(May 10) 
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Week 14(May 17) 
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Final Exam(TBA) 
Final Exam

Exams
 1st Midterm exam: Week 5
 2nd Midterm exam: April 19
 Final exam date: to be announced
Grading Policy
1nd Midterm Exam  25% 
2nd Midterm Exam  25% 
Final Exam  50% 